We try to keep our kids involved in all our hunting adventures as much as possible with hopes that they will enjoy this whole hunting thing as much as we do. So on a day that my little girl Taylor Mac was sick and couldn't go to school she asked if we could sit in a deer stand that afternoon. So who was I to deny her an afternoon sit enjoying God's great outdoors. We didn't get to our stand until about 3:45 so she wouldn't have to sit there for too long. Right after the sun hit the top of the trees we had three does come out and start feeding in the field. She was in heaven watching them through my binoculars and was telling me every move they made. A few minutes later another doe came out and had a pretty decent buck right behind her. I took a quick look at him and decided he was good enough for us to try and shoot. We got the cameras rolling, she put her earmuffs on, and I got into position to shoot. The buck hit the ground after the shot and then the celebrating began. After the shot we had some high-fives, hugs, and a big time celebration in that little shooting house. Once we got to the buck I quickly realized he wasn't quite as big as I originally thought but that didn't matter to us one bit. As far as we were concerned he was a giant Boone and Crockett sized buck and he was ours. It was the first buck that I've shot when Taylor was with me and it was one of the best hunts I've ever had. She told the story over and over to her mom on the phone, her granddaddy that helped us get him out, and even the guy at the processor twice. From what I can tell, I think she is gonna grow up loving this whole hunting stuff as much as me and her mom do.
Awesome Alabama Afternoon Hunt with Jeremy Johnson and His Daughter